Where Beauty & Nature intersect

Festivals Fill August Weekends with Fun

Communities are celebrating their culture and heritage on weekends throughout August. In between, you can go fishing, take a kayak around the lake, go tubing down a river, pitch a tent under the pines, stay off line for a few days or shop where you don’t have to stand in line. Whatever you choose, it’s […]

Volunteers Needed for Legends & Logging Days

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteer to help with Legends and Logging Days to be held August 9 through August 11, 2018. This iconic community event is an opportunity to meet and network with other volunteers. Please follow the link below to sign-up to volunteer. All volunteers will receive […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 07.25.18

Where are fish hiding?  Capt. Josh knows! Big bluegill and bass are hitting plastics worked along the inside weed edges in the 5-10 ft range. 1/16 oz tube jigs for the panfish and 1/4 oz swim baits for the bass. Walleyes can be caught in the lake basins in the 20-40 ft range using bottom […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 07.20.18

Park rapids fishing is on fire. Explosive smallmouth Bass fishing on rock piles or points using tube jigs in 8-13 ft of water.  Walleyes are cruising deep jumps in the 20-35 ft range. Try a crawler spinner combo. Pike are in the cabbage hitting chartreuse spinner baits retrieved or trolled just below the surface.  Big […]

How to Have a Legendary Summer

Legends & Logging Days is 4 days of summer fun August 9-12 that you’ll find nowhere else.  End the summer with something worth remembering by getting in on the action.  The full event schedule is on the way, these are just the events that require RSVP. Register yourself or your team for these epic events at the links […]

100 Years of Summer Videos & New Contest Deadline

Our 100 Years of Summer photo contest is going so well that we’re extending it to August 10th.  We’ve got plenty to work with but your pictures are so beautiful, historic and creative that we’re hoping for more.  We’ve got two contests going, Fun in the Sun and Then & Now. You can enter both […]

100 Years of Summer – 1980 Water Wars Edition

Roll up your sleeves and dig deep for a can of orange pop.  Don’t worry about the sticky on your hands from caramel apples, you can always find some little kid who will be willing to lick it off.  Quick!  We need more polish, and buns too.  Whew, where’s some shade?” – So begins a […]

July Brings out Summer’s Best

As the Chamber celebrates 100 Years of Summer, July shines as why summers in the lakes area are the best. The calendar is overflowing with festivals and events in addition to all the possibilities for adventures like biking, water skiing, kayaking, tubing, grilling fresh caught fish or making s’mores over a campfire. It’s all here. […]

Minnesota Fishing Guide Service’s Report – 06.28.18

Wow, the fishing is hot! I’m talking everything, and it’s been that way for weeks. Walleyes and crappies in the shallow weeds—(6-10ft), Bass on the new weed lines 12-17ft, Trout setting up on thermoclines- 15-25 ft, big ‘Gills coming off the beds 5-8 ft, Pike cruising shallow of shore sunken “grassy” islands 7-10ft.  Its wide […]

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